Category: Licensing

04/24
2019

Colorado Simplifies Sales Tax Requirements in Advance of June 1 Start Date

Colorado’s new sales tax requirements were originally scheduled to take effect on December 1st, 2018. However, after receiving significant negative feedback about the new regulations in a rules hearing and public comment period, the Colorado Department of Revenue established a grace period through May 31st to allow businesses time to adapt their processes. During the […]

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04/18
2019

Weekly Digest | Contradictory Liquor Laws, TX Blue Laws, AL DTC Shipping, PA Expanding Consumer Access, Tricky AVAs

In this week’s digest, we discuss contradictory alcohol laws across the nation plus Texas’ “Blue Laws” on Liquor. Alabama is deciding if it will end its prohibition on direct-to-consumer wine and beer shipping and Pennsylvania is considering expanding consumer access to distilled spirits. Lastly, AVA rules get complicated as regions cross borders. Are Crazy State […]

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04/11
2019

California New and Revised Use Tax Requirements for Out-of-State Wineries

Both houses of the California legislature quickly passed emergency legislation AB-147, which seeks to modernize the California tax rates post-Wayfair for out of state wineries. The bill, which is expected to be signed this week, will retroactively apply to April 1, 2019 and supersede the recent Revenue and Taxation Code s6203. This new bill will […]

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03/08
2019

Oklahoma Eliminates DTC Bond Requirement

Oklahoma made some additional tweaks to the permitting process for wineries planning to ship direct-to-consumer (DTC) orders into the state. Effective immediately the bond requirement rolled out in early January 2019 for Direct Wine Shippers Permit was rescinded by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) on March 1, 2019. This change eliminates a multi- step activity […]

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02/06
2019

Washington D.C. Adds New Economic Nexus Requirements

Add Washington DC to the list of states that have new rules governing sales tax that impact wineries. Mayor Muriel Browser signed into law bill B22-0914 the Internet Sales Tax Amendment Act of 2018 on January 18, 2019. This bill is expected to take effect retroactively after a 30-day congressional review, which is underway. However, in […]

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01/31
2019

Weekly Digest | CA Event-Based Advertising, Shutdown Effects, Taproom Legalities, State Tax Issues

In this week’s digest, we explore the new California event-based advertising rules, how the shutdown has affected alcohol suppliers , how each state deals with shipping taxes, and how incorporated and unincorporated addresses can differ even if they’re in the same zip code. A Picture (On Instagram) Is Worth A Thousand Words Get your iPhones […]

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12/19
2018

Weekly Digest | Possible TTB Shutdown, Compli Podcast Debut, CBD Update, Inventory Compliance Tips, LED Relocation

In this week’s digest, we explore what to do if TTB shuts down, the newest podcast from Wine Road featuring Compli founder and CEO Rachel Dumas Rey, history-making changes with hemp and CBD, tips on how to stay TTB compliant when adjusting wine bottle inventory, and a new location for the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. […]

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12/17
2018

Compli’s Podcast Debut with Wine Road and Rachel Dumas Rey

Recently, founder and CEO of Compli Beverage, Rachel Dumas Rey was featured on the Wine Road Podcast with Beth Costa and Marcy Gordon. We’re proud of our fearless leader and excited that she got a chance to kick off Compli’s podcast debut with Wine Road. Let it be known that we are Compli (com-plee), and not […]

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12/16
2018

What to expect if TTB shuts down this week

Déjà vu all over again. We’re ending 2018 with the same drill we started with in 2018. Unless a federal short-term temporary funding bill passes next week, the TTB could be closed into the New Year. Lawmakers from both parties have negotiated deals with bipartisan support approving more than three quarters of the 2019 budget, […]

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12/13
2018

Weekly Digest | CO Sales Tax Delay, TTB Enforcement Settlement, Regulatory Roundup, Napa Permits, Hemp Legalization, WI Priorities

In this week’s digest, we look into an additional delay in the rollout of Colorado’s new sales tax rules, a wholesaler dishes out a massive payout to TTB, an overview of the most relevant provisions of the California ABC Act, an update of Napa County’s new winery use permit compliance resolution, a new law that […]

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